1950s Personnel

1950 Employee Group at annual company party

1950 Employee Group Photo

This 1950 employee group photo was taken inside the new car showroom at its original location in Old Rockville at the triangle at Veirs Mill Road and Rockville Pike.

First Row: Lester Wilson, Alfred Fraley, Lewis Reed, Leo C. Murray, Arthur Watkins, Lee Gartner.
Second Row: Conway Wilson (3rd from left). Manning Howard. Phil Vetter, Guy Merry, Marvin Shultz (3rd from right), George Waters (2nd from right), John Burdette (far right)
Top Row: Lloyd McElroy, Nate Howard (middle)

The identities of the other employees in the photo are unknown.

6 responses to “1950s Personnel”

  1. Shannon Vetter says :

    My husband’s grandfather worked for Reed Brothers for many years. He is standing directly behind Lewis Reed in this picture. Phillip Vetter was his name.

    • Reed Brothers says :

      When I posted this photo, I thought to myself, “I bet Phil Vetter is in this photo” …and hopefully someone in his family will see it and tell me if he is. Phil Vetter was Service Manager for Reed Brothers for many years. He is so young in this photo I didn’t recognize him. The photo of Phil and my dad in this post during the 1970s is how I remember him: https://reedbrothersdodgehistory.wordpress.com/?s=charger+topper

      Thank you for visiting Shannon and pointing him out to me!

  2. Mary Ann (Norris) Buhrman says :

    I know dad worked for the county. I’m wondering if I misunderstood about him working for Reed Brother’s. I do know that every car we bought, at least through 1974, was purchased from Reed Brother’s. When I turned 16, he bought me a Dodge Dart. In 1974, he went with me to purchase my first car, a Dodge Dart Sport. My favorite car.

    • Reed Brothers says :

      My mother, Mary Jane Reed Gartner remembers both your mother and father. In fact, she said at one time your parents lived next door to the Reed’s on North Frederick Ave in Gaithersburg! I spoke with her today after receiving your messages and she said she recalled that your father, John Norris, did work at Reed Brothers and then opened his Norris Brothers Garage on Veirs Mill Rd.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to share your information. You comments put a big smile on my face!

      All the best to you,
      Jeanne Gartner

  3. Richard Sleeman says :

    My dad, Kenneth Sleeman, always bought his cars from Marvin Schulltz.

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